Runaway

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1952
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,549 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,244
Added to site: 2009.09.04
mnybks.net#: 25192
Origin: gutenberg.org

Heroism is merely daring and ingenuity--at the age of ten--experience can come later!

Show Excerpt

But even that isn't for you. Now run along and mind your own business."

Plato was happy to run along. Unfortunately, he realized, running along didn't help him to get past the fence.

And then he had a fear-inspiring thought. He couldn't tell an interplanetary ship from an interstellar. What if he did manage, somehow, to get in and stow away--and then found himself on a ship bound for no more distant port than Earth, from which he could easily be sent home in disgrace?

It sent a shiver through him. Fortunately, it also stimulated his mind. After all, there were such things as newspapers, and the school, nuisance in many ways though it was, had taught him to read.

* * * * *

He bought a paper and turned at once to the shipping news section. As he had hoped, every ship was listed. He checked off some of the names he had glimpsed on the field, and found happily that their destinations were printed in the most routine manner.

There still remained the question of ho

Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2013.08.12
Paulo Respighi
****.

A ten year old boy at a boarding school on Venus dreams of being a space pilot. Rather than wait, he decides to run away from school and stowaway on a ship.

The kid is pretty inventive.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Runaway by Joseph Samachson - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for Runaway by Joseph Samachson - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for Runaway by Joseph Samachson - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Runaway by Joseph Samachson - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Runaway by Joseph Samachson - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Runaway by Joseph Samachson - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
The Most Dangerous Game
by Richard Connell
The Call of Cthulhu
by H. P. Lovecraft
The Way of the Bow
by Paulo Coelho
Eve's Diary
by Mark Twain
Advanced Chemistry
by Jack G. Huekels
A Martian Odyssey
by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Accidental Death
by Peter Baily

See more popular titles from this genre.